Sales of Florida Prepaid College Plans Continue to Smash Records

On October 24, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Rick Scott and Florida Prepaid Chairman Duane Ottenstroer were proud to celebrate the Florida Prepaid College Board’s announcement of record-setting plan sales. For the first week of open enrollment, total prepaid plan sales were up 208% over last year, with more than 6,000 plans purchased by Florida families working towards an affordable college […]

Gov. Scott Calls on Feds to Require Same Monitoring for Volunteer Workers as US Military to Protect Citizens, After New Ebola Case

On October 24, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott released the following statement today, following the news of Doctor Craig Spencer testing positive for Ebola in New York after returning from Guinea last week where he treated Ebola patients: “The news of Dr. Spencer testing positive for Ebola after returning to the US last week from treating Ebola patients makes it […]

GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT ANNOUNCES SEALAND TO OPEN MIRAMAR HEADQUARTERS LOCATION

On October 23, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Project will create 65 jobs and a capital investment of $350,000 Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that SeaLand will locate its corporate headquarters in Miramar. The shipping company will create 65 jobs and a capital investment of $350,000 in the South Florida community. Governor Scott said, “The opening of SeaLand’s headquarters in Miramar is great […]

Gov. Scott: Our Fight to Hold the Line on College Tuition Will Save Families an Estimated $700 Million

On October 23, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott celebrated the Florida Prepaid College Board’s announcement today about record-setting plan sales. Total prepaid plan sales for the first week of open enrollment were up 208% over last year, with more than 6,000 plans purchased by Florida families. The surge in sales is credited to lower plan prices that were made possible […]

FLORIDA’S AWARD-WINNING STATE PARKS AND TRAILS CONTINUE RECORD-BREAKING SUCCESS

On October 22, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Today, Governor Scott announced that more than 27.1 million people visited Florida’s state parks and trails between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, generating nearly $2.1 billion in direct economic impact. In the year following the state parks system winning a third National Gold Medal in Excellence, record-breaking numbers of visitors were enjoying Florida’s […]

GOV. SCOTT ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION OF $60 MILLION FOR CANCER CENTERS

On October 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Governor Rick Scott announced today record funding to improve cancer care, increase the number of National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer centers and create a premier cancer research network in Florida. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Florida Health Cancer Center will receive funding in the amounts of […]

Governor Rick Scott: Florida National Guard Rapid Response Teams will further prepare for Ebola

On October 20, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

After meeting with Major General Emmett Titshaw today, Governor Scott announced that the Florida National Guard is currently establishing two Rapid Response Teams to further enhance Florida’s Ebola preparedness efforts.  Each National Guard Rapid Response team of 16 will include doctors, nurses and equipment personnel. These two teams are undergoing intensive training and will be […]